'Bigger': Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the comedy from BET
The comedy will consists of ten 30-minute episodes and follow a group of friends who try to turn their stagnant lives around on hearing the news of the death of a college acquaintance.
On September 19th, BET Networks (a unit of Viacom Inc.) and Tyle Perry Studios will launch their joint venture and premier subscription video-on-demand service BET+ in the US. The service will include premium content as well as exclusive new original shows.
One of the original shows is the Will Packer-produced 'Bigger' consisting of 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. Here are all the details you need about the comedy.
The show will premiere on BET+ when it is launched on September 19, 2019.
'Bigger' will be set in an East Atlanta neighborhood known as Little Five Points. The show will follow a single African-American woman who is dealing with a dreaded proposal from her boyfriend, a man she finds boring in bed. When the show starts, she comes to know of the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. This drives her and her ambitious group of friends to stop and take a deeper look at their lives that they now realize have become stagnant and ask themselves if there is something bigger and better in life.
Tanisha Long is an American actress known for her work in 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'I Love Bekka and Lucy'. On 'Bigger' she will play the lead role of Layne Roberts, a quirky, simple woman who has been holding herself back in love and in life. Her boyfriend has just proposed and she is not sure if that is what she wants, especially when she comes to know the handsome and adventurous Reggie is now very interested in her. She works in a vintage store that needs a serious boost. Layne is upbeat, fun and positive but is always second-guessing herself. With the news of the death of a college acquaintance, she will start to take risks, for better or for worse.
Angell Conwell is an American actress whose acting credits include 'Soul Plane' and 'The Young and the Restless'. She will play the role of Veronica Yates who carries herself with confidence and knows how to make heads turn. Veronica has a successful real-estate business and is the advice-giver in her group of friends. She is the one who encourages Layne to have a little fun while they're still young.
Rasheda Crockett is an American actress and writer whose credits include 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'. She plays Tracey Davis, a fun-loving, social media influencer who wants Hollywood-level fame. She is always up for a good time as long as she can Instagram it. She has a decent following online but is secretly worried that her time in the spotlight may be slipping away.
Chase Anthony is an American actor and comedian and has guest-starred on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Lethal Weapon'. He will play Deon Lewis, a fit, well-groomed, full of swagger guy. While he may act comically frugal, he is actually a very successful businessman. At work, however, he is a very serious person trying to play the world and move up in the world even as his co-workers seem to get the opportunities he deserves.
Tristen Winger is an American actor known for his work on 'Insecure' and '50 Central'. He will play Vince Carpenter, who has a 90s throwback fashion sense. He is a talented, old-school DJ who is frustrated with the younger generation as they encroach on his game as his style is outdated.
The series will also star Warren Burke as Greg, Layne's boyfriend who is a successful doctor, and Terrence T. Terrell as Reggie, a strong, tall, sexy, and bearded guy who charms Layne.
'Bigger' was created by Felishca Marye who has written for Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' and VH1's 'Single Ladies'.
The show is executive produced by Will Packer and Devon Shepard who will also serve as showrunner. Will Packer is known for 'Girls Trip' and 'Think Like a Man'. Devon Shepard is known for 'Everybody Hates Chris' and 'House of Lies'.
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